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Why "Moonshadow"?


I've always been mesmerized by the moon. It's like a hole in the sky where you can peek through and see the mysteries on the other side. The moon inspired this painting, called "Moonlight Becomes You:

And so did the eponymous song made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and others:

Although Cat Stevens' song "Moonshadow" has a cheerful melody, it is not only about the magic of the moon. It is about resilience and making the most of challenges. The song always gets in my head when life doesn't go as expected. This became especially meaningful when, right after we sold MAD about Chocolate, my mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.